TULSA, Oklahoma - The two inside lanes of eastbound Interstate 244 between Harvard and Yale and at Memorial will be closed for a bridge rehabilitation project.

That will start at 7 p.m. Monday.

The outside lane of north and southbound Memorial will also close over I-244 at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday as part of the same project. It's expected to cost more than $9 million.

Drivers we talk to said if it means better bridges, they don't mind the inconvenience.

"Things are going to slow down and we are going to get to places slower, but things are going to be better in the long run," said Jeff Hardy.

This latest project follows a $7.2-million bridge rehab project underway now on Tulsa's Inner Dispersal Loop in downtown Tulsa.

ODOT says it will post daily traffic advisories on its website on the two projects.